Please see our comprehensive programme of regular meetings and industry related events listed below. Our meetings are always well attended, with a number of industry keynote speakers usually followed by a drinks reception. Our meetings offer a great opportunity to meet up with other key people in the incentive industry and to widen your network across Europe.

Please note that meetings are free to attend for IMA members, and guests of the IMA Board. Non members will be charged a fee to attend unless invited as a guest of an IMA Europe Board member.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

March 28th – Budapest

May 16th – Milan

September 26th – London

November – Dublin – Date tbc

IMA Europe – Ireland Autumn meeting @ Dublin Chamber of Commerce
Sep 28 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
IMA Europe - Ireland Autumn meeting @ Dublin Chamber of Commerce | County Dublin | Ireland

IMA Europe – Ireland Chapter is holding its Autumn Meeting for members and guests in central Dublin on the afternoon of 28th September 2017.

IMA Europe (or Incentive Marketing Association to give us our full title) is the industry association and voice of the incentives industry. We seek to educate, inform and provide networking opportunities to industry providers and our incentive users such as HR Managers and Marketing Managers.

Our Autumn meeting will cover two very important subjects presenting both opportunity on one hand and potential threat on the other. Our two subjects for discussion at the meeting are;

  • The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) that are coming into force in May 2018.
  • The Irish Governments Small Benefit Exemption Scheme which now allows employers to award non-cash benefits of up to €500 per annum to employees.

We will have presentations on both subject matter from experts and case studies from Irish companies who are involved in preparing or participating in both areas. Book your place

IMA Europe London @ Westminster Bridge - County Hall
Oct 3 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

What does the future hold for the incentive industry? Do you know which direction the industry is heading? What legislative changes are on the horizon that may affect your business?

With a packed speaker agenda offering forward thinking and practical advice on subject matters, such as the impact of GDPR, the Fifth Anti Money Laundering Directive and VAT legislative changes, this promises to be a meeting that you cannot afford to miss.

1.15pm – 1.50pm Registration Tea and Coffee

2.00pm – 2.15pm Welcome & IMA Europe Update, Jonathan Grey, CEO Ovation Incentives, President IMA Europe

2.15pm – 3pm Update on the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive. Followed by panel session and discussionSiobhan Moore, European Head of Cards and Payments Locke Lord

Panel: Kathy Heath, Wirecard, Jackie Barker, Barker Consultancy, Declan Byrne,  One4All

3pm – 3.30pm GDPR – What are the implications for the industry. John Constantine, Principal, Constantine Law

3.40pm – 4pm Coffee/Tea and Networking

4pm – 4.40pm VAT Legislation Update. Andrew Jones, Partner, PwC, Jim Wilkinson, Senior Manager, PwC

4.40pm– 4.50pm Sean Roark CPIM, IMA Executive Board- Past President.

4.50pm – 5.10pm An update from our sponsors Hadie Perkas, Skylight Search Consultants. Thish De Zoysa Their Perfect Gift

5.10pm – 5.30pm IMA Europe News and updates, Wendy Carter, Jonathan Grey

5.45pm – 7.00pm Drinks Reception & Networking at County Hall

We look forward to welcoming you on Tuesday 3 October, County Hall Westminster, London

There are a limited number of places available – reserve now

PayExpo Europe 2017 @ Excel London
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm

Now in its fifth year, PayExpo Europe is the leading payments event in the UK, attracting 2,200+ senior stakeholders from across the entire European payments community to network, learn about the ever changing payments landscape and make essential business contacts for the year ahead.

This year, as part of a five stream agenda featuring over 130 expert speakers, we are bringing our delegates sessions dedicated to gifting and loyalty with sessions chaired by past president of IMA Europe and board member of IMA Global, Brian Dunne.

Free passes are available for IMA Members (discount code available in the IMA Europe members’ area) as well as retail banks, retailers, MNOs, gaming operators, transport operators, government authorities, start-ups and CEOs. Complimentary places cannot be used to replace existing bookings and are limited to two representatives per member company.

Registering online here.

PayExpo Europe part of European Payments Week, a festival of events focussed on bringing the payments community together in London; the heart of the global payments industry.

IMA Europe Germany meeting @ RAMADA Hotel & Conference Center München Messe
Nov 10 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

International Gift Card & Couponing Summit & Expo is a 2 day event being held from 9th November to the 10th November 2017 at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center in Munich, Germany. This event showcases gift cards, vouchers, couponing mobile couponing, prepaid solutions, loyalty, customer cards, location based services, local marketing and much more etc. in the Business Services industry.

The IMA Europe meeting will take place on Friday 10th November.

The meeting will commence at 3pm with an introduction from IMA Europe President, Jonathan Grey

15.15 – 15.45 General Data Protection Regulation – relevance for Incentive-Marketing Laurent Meister, Rechtsanwalt, Menold Bezler

15.45 – 16.00 Employee Motivation 4.0 – see what attraction companies offer their employees George Wyrwoll, Unternehmenskommunikation und Regierungsbeziehungen, Sodexo Pass GmbH

16.00 – 16.30 Networking Break

16.30 – 17.00 Importance of Individual Benefit programmes in companies and its challenges. Jörg Gerstacker, Leiter Marketing, Degussa Bank AG

17.00 – 17.30 Digital Benefits for employee motivation Dennis Ortmann, Vertrieb und Partnerschaften, Lunchio GmbH

17.30 – Closing remarks Mark Gregg, Vice President, Incentive Marketing Association Europe

Book your place to attend

IMA Europe Rotterdam @ Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Center
Jan 11 @ 11:30 am – 9:00 pm


11:30 – 12:00: Reception @ Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Centre

12:15 – 13:35: Harbor boat tour including lunch

Afternoon programme in the Panoramaview room of the Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Centre

14:00 – 14:15: Intro IMA Europe president

14:15 – 15:00: Speaker to be confirmed

15:00 – 15:40: Academic (Loyalty by Generation)

15:40 – 16:10: Break

16:10 – 17:00: Speaker to be confirmed

17:00 – 17:45: Speaker – Florian Dirkse (Co-founder Ocean Cleanup)

17:45 – 18:00: IMA Europe news and updates

Evening programme in the Euromast

18:30 – 21:00: Watertaxi and Network reception drink in de Euromast

Reserve your place today

IMA Dublin @ The Morrison, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Mar 22 @ 1:15 pm – 6:00 pm

We are very excited to announce our next IMA event on the 22nd of March in Dublin. The event will start with registration from 1.15pm, the meeting will commence at 2pm and finish at 5.30pm, followed by a drinks reception.

Following on from the great success of our last meeting in Rotterdam, we’re sure that this time we will be just as impressive. The meeting will be filled with interesting and informative content from industry leading experts, followed of course with ample “networking time” in a suitable location in the fair city.

The event will be held in at The Morrison Hotel, located in the heart of Dublin City, overlooking the river Liffey.

Speakers will include Jim Kirwan from Your New Lifestyle Mission, Bernard Brogan from Peptalk and Jim O’Dea from Globoforce.

Discounted Rooms Available!

If you are planning on attending the forthcoming IMA Europe meeting in Dublin we are delighted to confirm that we have secured a discounted room rate with The Morrison, a Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in central Dublin. This is the same venue where the IMA Europe meeting will be taking place on Thursday 22 March. Rooms are available from €245 including breakfast – use this link to secure your booking:

Please note that there are a limited number of rooms available at the discounted IMA Europe rate.

Any bedrooms not booked will be released 5 weeks prior to the event.

Just to note: the link only works in chrome and not internet explorer.



IMA Europe – Copenhagen @ GoGift A/S (Studio 3)
May 17 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Registration will commence at 12.00 pm.

Speaker programme – Henrik Ravn, GoGift: Welcome & Scandinavian insights – John Butcher, Decathlon: Subject matter: Cross border growth acceleration in gift card sales – Rocío Liebana, RL Consulting: Gift card trends across Europe – Dmitry Tsivilev, Subject matter: An insight into the Russian gift card and incentive market

Further details on the speaker programme will be added shortly.

5.00-7.00 pm: Sightseeing & networking on a champagne canal tour through Copenhagen
7.30 pm: Dinner and drinks

Book your place today 


IMA US Summit @ Marriott Newport Beach Hotel & Spa 900 Newport Center Drive Newport Beach, CA 92660
Jul 23 – Jul 25 all-day

Join us in Newport Beach, CA, July 23-25, 2018 for the IMA Summit. The Summit is an exciting and intimate way to make long-lasting relationships while exponentially expanding your business connection with more than 300 leaders in the incentive industry each year.

IMA invites all members and incentive industry professionals to take a special role in the organization’s annual Summit and education conference. Our members are interested in the use of incentives and recognition to improve business performance. IMA is the premier resource for organizations looking to positively affect their bottom lines by engaging providers who deliver solutions, ideas, thought leadership, advice and innovation to successfully shift desired behaviors, improve performance, and increase employee and channel loyalty.

Thank you all who made the 2017 IMA Summit a success! We hope you join us next year in Newport Beach, CA! Check out our reveal video below to see the journey that lies ahead.

IMA Europe London 2018 @ WeWork
Sep 27 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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We are delighted to announce that this years IMA London meeting will be held at the ultra modern and stylish WeWork building in central London on Sept 27th from 1.30pm – 5.30pm.

We have a packed agenda with prestigious speakers offering thought provoking,forward thinking and practical advice on subject matters, such as the impact of New VAT legislation and Incentives and loyalty on a global scale.

This promises to be a meeting that you cannot afford  to miss. More agenda details to follow:

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Payment industry – Market Update.

VAT Legislation Overview, Followed by panel session and Discussion

An update from our sponsors , Skylight Search Consultants

Travel Incentives Overview

Insights into Tangible Gift Incentive Solutions

 A Global Insight into Loyalty and Rewards

Overview of the IMA Munich meeting and the International Giftcard and Loyalty Summit

Drinks Reception

Post Drinks reception, we have some more exciting plans to share soon…….

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IMA Europe Munich
Nov 26 @ 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Full details to follow – for now please save the date!